uSask students call for more child care space on campus

September 24, 2010

Last Wednesday, the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) held a rally in support of more day care space on campus. The 2 child-care centres on campus have room for 111 children. The waitlist for a spot is 400 names long, and parents are waiting up to 3 years to place their children in campus day care, the USSU says. The student government says the Saskatchewan government has not properly funded child care at provincial universities, and several speakers at the rally say more funding is needed to avert a child-care crisis. uSask's VP of teaching and learning says a newly created child-care task force will try to find existing or new physical space of additional day-care centres. USSU News Release | Saskatoon Star-Phoenix